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Optimising Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Stewardship in the ICU

Antibiotic dosing regimens for critically ill patients require constant vigilance, due to extreme shifts on organ function that can impact on... Read more

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How Doctors Can Address Suffering

Doctors can play a pivotal role in addressing suffering if they can expand how they work with patients, according to an opinion piece published... Read more

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Cochrane: Low Tidal Volumes Recommended During Surgery

The current trend is to decrease tidal volumes for positive ventilation during surgery. But is this harmful or beneficial to patients? A recently... Read more

Fight Against Infections: Biofilms, MRSA, Funding

Dislodging Biofilms Australian researchers have developed a technique that tricks bacterial biofilms, which form on living tissues and on... Read more

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Intraosseous Access Training with Tea and Cake

A hospital in the UK has adopted a novel technique for technical skill training — used initially for difficult airway training — to train anaesthetic... Read more

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As a nurse working in intensive care I have moments in which emotions get much deeper than expected. My own vulnerability is confronting. Do I lose control or do I experience the essence of my job as a nurse? Kathy, your story on YouTube and your saying “the touch that isn’t effective or that didn’t hurt” made a deep impression on me. Every... Read more

Why study endotracheal intubation? Endotracheal intubation (ETI) in critically ill patients is a potentially life-threatening procedure, and approximately one-third of ETIs are complicated by severe hypoxia, cardiovascular collapse and cardiac arrest. Critically ill patients are prone to severe complications as the consequence of the underlying... Read more

Medical decision-making about antibiotic use in critically ill patients is challenging and complex. The need for antibiotic stewardship requires judicious prescription and choice of antimicrobials, as the need for effective therapy has to be put in balance with the need to limit undue selection pressure, and all this must be done in a context of... Read more

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ICU Management

High-End Transport Ventilation Around the World

2015 28 Oct

Interview with Georg Keunecke of FAI rent-a-jet AG on the global use of the HAMILTON-T1 as an ICU transport ventilator. Georg Keunecke is the Chief Flight Paramedic and Representative for Medical Devices with FAI rent-a-jet AG (dba Flight Ambulance International). Headquartered at the Nuremberg International Airport, the company serves... Read more

ICU Management

Clinical And Economic Effects Of The i-Stat POCT Solution

2016 09 Dec

INTRODUCTION   In Germany, emergency departments (EDs) often suffer from overcrowding, which may lead to stressful working conditions, increased risks for patients and costs for additional staff, as well as for investments in equipment. Furthermore, overcrowding has the potential to extend patient waiting times, in some cases rising up... Read more

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Establishment of Ambulatory Emergency Services at James Paget University Hospital

2016 09 Dec

INTRODUCTION   A study of emergency admissions in England found that over a quarter of admissions did not require an overnight stay (length of stay [LoS] of zero). 1  This suggests that many emergency patients could benefit from ambulatory emergency care (AEC). 1   Fundamental to AEC is the identification and management of patients with... Read more

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Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent MD, PhD

Editorial

A warm welcome to Brussels for the 35th International Symposium on...

Prof. Michael West

Leadership in Healthcare: A Review of the Evidence

The delivery of clinical care is based on careful research to determine...

 Les Jebson MHA, FACHE, FACMPE

Guiding Population Health Strategy with Visual Data

An emerging management approach in healthcare delivery is that of a migration...

 Keith Oliver

Cancer Services: Matching Supply with Demand

Redesigning cancer services in the acute setting is the only way  to cope...

Dr. Karin Becke MD

Current challenges in paediatric sedation

Report of the Primex Pharmaceuticals Symposium, Euroanaesthesia 2017,...

Prof. Dr. Greet Van den Berghe MD, PhD

Glycaemic control in critically ill patients: how tight should it be?

There is still no widespread agreement around optimal targets for glucose...

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